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DeepOcean awarded contract for remote hyperbaric tie-in of export pipeline

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DeepOcean has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract for performing remote hyperbaric tie-in of the oil export pipeline on the Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea.

The award covers project management, EPCI of the 36 in. oil export spool and remote hyperbaric tie-in of the oil export pipeline to the Johan Sverdrup riser platform with Statoil’s remote welding spread from the pipeline repair system (PRS) base on Killingøy, Haugesund. The award is part of Statoil’s Marine Wave #2 tender programme.

The onshore project team will work out of DeepOcean’s offices in Haugesund (Norway). Offshore execution will be performed with DeepOcean’s construction vessel Edda Freya and is scheduled for 2018 or 2019.

DeepOcean’s Commercial Director for Subsea Services, Rolf Ivar Sørdal, said: “We are extremely pleased to receive this award and perform the world’s first planned subsea remote welding tie-in with our state of the art SURF construction vessel Edda Freya, and we are looking forward to co-operate with Statoil and the PRS pool contractors on this interesting and ground-breaking project.”

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